A few dents and scrapes but we managed to complete the 12 Hours of Sebring! The crew of Shepherd, Sharp, Holloway, and Jewell completed 345 laps, finishing 32nd in a field of 51 GTE cars. The team plans to next compete in the 6 Hours of the Glen on June 22nd.
Mike Grandy has joined Jewell Autosport and will make his debut in just a few weeks at Sebring International Raceway in Florida. March 2nd is the date for iRacing’s 12 Hours of Sebring. The team will be racing the Ford GT in the GTE class.
Lowell Jewell started 13th and finished 16th in the iRacing Ferrari GT3 Challenge race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course today.
Lowell Jewell entered his first race in the iRacing Ferrari GT3 Challenge yesterday. He qualified 13th and finished 6th in the Ferrari 488 GT3 at Circuit Zolder in Belgium.
Jewell Autosport has decided to give the iRacing Special Events another go in 2019. Jeff Sharp, J R Shepherd, Mike Holloway, and Lowell Jewell will once again team up in the GTE class Ford GT for three events:
3/2 – 12 Hours of Sebring
6/22 – 6 Hours of the Glen
10/5 – Petit LeMans
Jewell Autosport does not plan to field a team in any iRacing special events going forward. At the present, iRacing seems to be clueless when it comes to scheduling, promoting, and officiating these large events. Furthermore, it’s servers are incapable of handling the large number of racers.
Until further notice team owner Lowell Jewell will focus on his oval racing and league administrating duties. And he might go fishing occasionally…
UPDATE: iRacing has cancelled this event
Our next planned event will be the Watkins Glen race on June 23rd. We plan to race the Ford GT in the GTE class. 6hrs at the Glen is part of the iRacing Special Events series.
UPDATE: We have removed this event from our schedule.
Next up for Jewell Autosport is the 6 hrs at Nurburgring on March 24th. We will once again race the Ford GT in the GTE class. This race is part of the iRacing Endurance Le Mans Series.
Jewell Autosport accomplished it’s goal of finishing the entire 12 hour race and scored 10th place as well! This was our first time seeing the checkered flag in an endurance race!
Jewell Autosport will make a return in 2018 with a trimmed down team of racers. Joining Lowell Jewell will be JR Shepherd, Mike Holloway and Jeff Sharp.
Their schedule will include 12 hours of Sebring, 6 hours at the Glen, and Petit Le Mans.